lazy wo(man) mac & cheese

here's a crazy simple one for you. so easy i almost didn't post it.

it's quicker than this stovetop mac & cheese and takes the same amount of time as the blue box.

and if you're a coffee drinker and enjoy cheese (like that's a real question), you probably have everything in your pantry to make it...

...and i made it up as i went along, so the measurements are approximate. if you want more cheese, add it. if your cheese sauce looks a little thin, add a touch more half & half, but go easy on it. a little goes a long way.

lazy woman mac & cheese
10 minutes, serves one

for each serving -
1/2 cup dried short cut pasta, i used ditalini
2 tablespoons half & half or whole milk (a good size splash)
3 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese (a palmful)
1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese (a little less than half the cheddar)
salt & pepper
  1. cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. when the pasta is done, add the half & half to the pan. if you have an electric stove like me, put the pan back on the hot burner and leave the burner off. if you have a gas stove like i wish i do, put it over super low heat. warm the half & half for 30 seconds to a minute.
  3. season with salt & pepper and mix in the cheese.
  4. when the cheese is melted, stir in the pasta. ta da. easiest saturday lunch ever.


  1. Just found your blog through this post on Foodgawker and very glad I did! Everything looks wonderful and the pictures are gorgeous!

    Sometimes the simplest things are the best, especially covered in cheese!

  2. MMmMMMm this is super close to my own secretly lazy mac & cheese! the only addition i make is to start the sauce with a roux <3

  3. Super yummy! I made this for my kids for their after-school snack. Thanks!

  4. bookmarked! this has to taste worlds better than the blue box - thanks for posting!

  5. Yeah, this pic is super tasty. Loving the noodle choice too. I'll try this out for sure. Thanks!


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